The Adventures of Rick Mansworth
Rick and Molly Coddle (Past Verb Tenses)
Read Rick's adventure and choose the best verb form.
It (be) 6am.
Rick (drive) all night to
get to Molly’s apartment before she
(can) leave for Paris. The streets of Philadelphia
(be) empty as Rick
(pull up) outside Molly’s
As Rick (leave) the elevator, he (hear) someone else near Molly’s door. He (wonder) if someone (be) in Molly’s room. She often had male ‘guests’ in her suite. He (wait) silently for a moment. A man (walk) towards him with the biggest, ugliest dog he (ever/see).
When he (be) sure the man (go), he (open) the door with his Visa card and quietly (enter) the room. He (can smell) Molly’s sweet perfume and (smile) to himself. He (have) some good memories of Molly’s soft body, leather boots and chocolate ice cream.
Rick (sit) with his back
to the door, smoking, when Molly finally
(come in). He (speak)
without looking at her.
Yes, but you’ll never tell anyone” she replied as Rick
(fall) to floor, his hand
holding his stomach, the whisky glass
(break) under his body.
“Molly (look) back at
Rick who (lie) on the
floor. “Damn you Mansworth”, she
(shout), as the police (take)
her away. “I hope that poison hurts like hell!”
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